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    • Quebec City at a glance: • Capital city of a province of 7.5 million people • Located on the 47th parallel • 95% of 690000 of our population speak French • A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985 (historic OldQuébec) • Founded by Samuel de Champlain in 1608 • Cradle of French Civilization in North America • Named after an Algonquin word that means where the River Narrows • Seat of the province’s National Assembly several other cruise lines • 75% of Leisure Tourism / 25% business • 16800 hotel rooms • 4,5 M tourists per year spending 1,4B$ o 77% from Canada o 13% from the US o 10% from Oversea • A world acclaimed destination year after year: Condé Nast Traveler andTravel + Leisure magazines place Quebec City in their list of the
    • best cities. 99% of visitors are happy or very happy with the warm Québec welcome • Rave reviews from cruise passengers according to Holland America and Princess Quebec City Tourism Vision and 2020 priorities • An accessible destination • A fabulous cruise destination on a gorgeous river • A true animated and cultural capital all year long • An animated green belt • An active Snow heaven CTC Quebec City Signature Experiences • Wendake First Nations Hotel-Museum • Tour du Vieux Québec Food tour • Ice Hotel • Train du Massif • Carnaval de Québec
    • Did you know? • Picture perfect! Only walled city in North America… Québec City celebrated its 400th anniversary in 2008 • Old Quebec classics or NouvoSt.Roch trendy cafés and shops • Stay fit! 28 staircases connect the Upper and Lower Towns • Perfect getaway for slow food lovers and Poutine fans… From the local producers to your plate…try our Gourmet Route! • Sir Paul McCartney loves Quebec City…Several International Festivals and performances (Celine Dion, Madonna, ZZ Top, Aerosmith, Rush, Bruno Mars, Stevie Wonder and many more • More than 750 000 pax have cruised though Ross-Gaudreault Terminal since 1998 • Le Massif, a world-class integrated resort with a scenic train cruise • Snow capital at its best The future looks promising • International Cruise business is rapidly growing (70%+ over a 10 year period)
    • • Increase in international business: Expansion plans at Jean-Lesage International Airport; to welcome 2M pax by 2020 • World class Sports events throughout the year (Road biking, mountain biking, skiing, sailing, etc.) • Active mayor movingQuebec City forward • A beautiful, historical but modern, clean, safe and healthy city • Not just a pretty face!… so much to do • Legendary gastronomy and romance at their best • A wired destination and a free mobile application to help you
    • Quebec City Fabulous Events for everyone: Les Chemins invisiblesTM du Cirque du Soleil® :June to september 2013 www.ville.quebec.qc.ca/cirquenowat Agora du Vieux Port • Le Moulin à images June to September 2013 www.ville.quebec.qc.ca/moulin(new production this year) • Pow-Wow international de Wendakewww.tourismewendake.caJune 28-30 2013 • Festival d’été de Québec :4 au 14 juillet 2013 / 3 au 13 juillet 2014 / 9 au 19 juillet 2015 www.infofestival.com • Les Grands Feux Loto-Québec :3 au 21 août 2013 (les mercredis et samedis) www.lesgrandsfeux.com • Les Fêtes de la Nouvelle-France SAQ :7 au 11 août 2013 / 6 au 10 août 2014 / 5 au 9 août 2015 www.nouvellefrance.qc.ca • Vélirium-Coupe du monde UCI de vélo de montagne :8 au 11 août 2013 / été 2014 (dates à confirmer) www.velirium.com • Festibière de Québec :15 au 18 août 2013 www.festibieredequebec.com
    • • Marathon des Deux Rives SSQ :25 août 2013 / 24 août 2014 / 23 août 2015 www.marathonquebec.com • Festival international de Musiques militaires de Québec :20 au 25 août 2013 / 19 au 24 août 2014 / 25 au 30 août 2015 www.fimmq.com • Festival de magie de Québec http://festivaldemagie.ca30 août au 3 septembre • Challenge Bell (tennis féminin WTA) :7 au 15 septembre 2013 www.challengebell.com • Le Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec, une épreuve du circuit UCI World Tour :13 septembre 2013 / septembre 2014 à 2016 (dates à confirmer) www.gpcqm.ca • Coupe du monde FIS de surf des neiges dans le cadre du Snowboard Jamboree 13 au 19 janvier 2014 www.snowjamboree.com • Carnaval de Québec :31 janvier au 16 février 2014 / 30 janvier au 15 février 2015 www.carnaval.qc.ca • Pentathlon des neiges : 31 janvier au 2 mars 2014 www.pentathlondesneiges.com
    • • Red Bull CrashedIce :mars 2014 (à confirmer) www.redbullcrashedice.ca • Rendez-vous naval de Québec12 au 15 juin 2014 www.rendezvousnaval.com Dates to remember: In the mood to cach a show? In summer, Québec City pulsates with open- air shows, an uninterrupted parade of decibels and special effects. Don’t miss the show of Céline Dion on the Plains of Abraham, and be entertained by the 5th chapter of Les Chemins invisibles™ by Cirque du Soleil® and the last year of The Image Mill, an architectural projection, both free outdoor event. Moreover, From August 29th to September 1st , The Bordeaux Wine Festival in Québec City is back to delight wine connoisseurs and wine neophytes alike!
    • July 23rd : Paul McCartney (tbc) July 27th : Céline Dion on the Plains of Abraham July 8th : Bruno Mars July 10th : Rush July 14th : Stevie Wonder Latests news : Chef Baptiste Peubion AML new chef Deluxehelicopter tours Helicities: Nord Expé ASA Lac Moreau GoHelico : City tours and excursions Wendake : de luxe fishing camp New Double Decker bus and Hop on, hop off tours Canyon Ste-Anne cirque équestre Parc de la Jacques Cartier bike and shuttle Long House at Wendake AML fire works
    • Festival de magie Nouvo St-Roch August 30 – september 2 Renos : FLCF HLMV